Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) - HBW 3, p. 427
French: Pluvier kildir
Spanish: Chorlitejo Culirrojo
Taxonomy: Charadrius vociferus Linnaeus, 1758, South Carolina.
Three subespecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- vociferus Linnaeus, 1758 - Canada, USA and Mexico; winters S to NW South America.
- ternominatus Bangs & Kennard, 1920 - Greater Antilles.
- peruvianus (Chapman, 1920) - Peru and NW Chile.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 40 videos
Two close-up views of a foraging bird next to a muddy hot spring, calling three times. Locality Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA (United States) (ssp vociferus)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 10 June 2013 7 weeks ago 24 sec 4
A foraging bird on the edge of a pond. Locality Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, Henderson, Clark County, Nevada, USA (United States) (ssp vociferus)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 27 May 2013 7 weeks ago 48 sec 4
Adult calls because 3 puppies. Locality Monterey, Monterey County, California, USA (United States)
Antonio Silveira 23 June 2013 22 weeks ago 36 sec 4
A bird walking while looking for food, on a grassland. Locality Osoyoos Lake, British Columbia, Canada (ssp vociferus)
Josep del Hoyo 15 August 2012 1 year ago 20 sec 4
An individual foraging on a grassland. Locality Osoyoos Lake, British Columbia, Canada (ssp vociferus)
Josep del Hoyo 15 August 2012 1 year ago 29 sec 4
A juvenile walking, pausing, eating, walking, etc., etc. Locality Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary, Arcata, Humboldt County, California, USA (United States)
AndrewSmith 27 October 2011 2 years ago 18 sec 4
PhotosSee all 73 photos
On the nest
Locality Montmagny, Quebec, Canada
Guy Poisson 23 May 2009 3 years ago 3.8
Killdeer and its baby camouflaged in the rocks. The baby had been running around and the mother started calling and he came back
Locality San Luis Obispo County, California, USA (United States)
susanks 22 July 2009 3 years ago 3.8
Killdeer at Martinez Salt-marsh and Pond
Locality Martinez Salt Marsh, Contra Costa County, California, USA (United States)
Ethan Winning 25 November 2009 29 weeks ago 3.8
7 individuos alimentandose en el fango
Locality Estero Real River, Chinandega Department, Nicaragua
Orlando Jarquín G. 15 January 2013 35 weeks ago 3.8
Bird in wetland.
Locality Palm Beach, Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
Antonio Silveira 25 November 2012 1 year ago 3.8
Individual alighting in a corn field.
Locality Waterloo, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada
Miriam Bauman 5 July 2011 2 years ago 3.8
Bird in wetland. Locality Palm Beach, Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
Antonio Silveira 25 November 2012 1 year ago 4
Alarm calls by two birds and one of the taking off. Locality Carson Lake Wetlands, Churchill County, Nevada, USA (United States)
Josep del Hoyo 21 June 2012 1 year ago 4
An individual calls from rocks by the sea Locality Breezes Jibacoa, Santa Cruz del Norte, La Habana Province, Cuba
Joe Angseesing 1 April 2007 3 years ago 3